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Mediation Law is of sound practical use to all mediators, aspiring mediators and HR professionals, explaining to them what they need to know to practice in Ireland. It examines procedural and technical issues in this jurisdiction rather than focussing on broader concepts of how to mediate.
The Mediation Bill 2011 (due for enactment in late 2014) focuses attention on mediation in Ireland and imposes a duty on solicitors and barristers to notify clients of the availability of mediation. Courts are also given powers to encourage clients to mediate.
Mediation Law covers many issues a mediator needs to understand to practice in Ireland including obligations under child protection legislation, the role of the different courts in mediation including costs implications, an Irish mediator’s duty when confronted with illegality in a mediation, what rights a mediator and their clients have to confidentiality and when these rights can be breached, the impact in the Irish context of 2008 EU Directive on Cross Border mediation, ADR clauses in government Public Works Contracts and the potential impact of the proposed Statutory Code of Conduct for Irish mediators.
Includes the following legislation and case law: